We developed a monolithic 8:1 SOA gate switch for use in a broadband optical packet-switching system. The device exhibited a large gain of > 12.3 dB and a high extinction ratio of > 65 dB.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
S. Tanaka, S. Jeong, S. Yamazaki, S. Tomabechi, A. Uetake, M. Ekawa, and K. Morito, "Polarization-Insensitive Monolithically-Integrated 8:1 SOA Gate Switch with Large Gain and High Extinction Ratio," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OWE2.
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